MAULDIN, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenville County Schools says six students were arrested Friday after a fight broke out at Mauldin High School, leaving the principal and other staff members with leg injuries.
Several parents reached out to FOX Carolina with information about the incident. We then reached out to GCS for more details.
Beth Brotherthon, director of communications for GCS, said in a statement that teachers and school resource officers responded immediately. She says staff members who sustained injuries were given medical attention. Further, additional law enforcement officers and district personnel were on campus for the rest of the day, and Brotherton says they will return to the campus early next week.
The six students were arrested by Mauldin PD, and Brotherton notes they will be suspended and recommended for an expulsion hearing.
Full statement follows:
A fight involving multiple students occurred during lunch at Mauldin High School today. Administrators, teachers and school resource officers responded immediately. Several staff members, including the school principal, sustained leg injuries while breaking up the fight and received medical attention. Additional law enforcement and district personnel were on campus to ensure the orderly completion of the day. As a precaution officers and district staff will be back on campus early next week. Mauldin Police arrested six students for their role in the fight. The students will be suspended and recommended for an expulsion hearing.